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LOCAL COMMERCE
Goldfish Swim School splashes in Arizona this summer

Arizona’s first Goldfish Swim School, a learn-to-swim franchise concept, is slated to debut in Scottsdale this June.

Fine dining restaurant, Francine, to open at Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale mall has fashion, food, florals on Fashion A’fare runway, March 6-8

SCOTTSDALE NEWS

Q&A: Sneaky Big Productions CEO discusses Arizona film, tax credit and impact on economy

As an effort picks up steam to gather signatures seeking an Arizona film tax incentive program --- one proponents believe could provide a $7 billion shot in the arm to public education and …

Scottsdale OKs Chauncey Social’s request to open bar

Municipal officials agree conditions have been met for Chauncey Social’s to open a bar in Scottsdale. On Feb. 4, Scottsdale City Council approved on consent resolution No. 11699, finding …

Citizen referendum seeks Arizona film tax incentive program on November ballot

An effort to bring the major motion picture industry to the desert is afoot through a citizen referendum effort where proponents contend a tax-credit program could provide a $7 billion shot in the …

Covington & Burling lead Scottsdale legal, lobbying pursuit against NextGen flight paths

For an additional two years, Covington & Burling LLP will continue to work as an agent of federal lobbying for Scottsdale City Council as elected leaders look to mitigate impacts created by Sky …
SCOTTSDALE OPINION
Denny Brown and Melinda Gulick

Gulick & Brown: Celebrating SUSD during National Public School Week

This week is National Public School Week, so it’s a perfect time to reflect on our Scottsdale Unified School District schools, our …

Watch for warning signs of teen suicide

Participants in a program called One Gilbert hope to unite the town’s residents behind an ambitious and much-needed goal: …

Ortega: An idea for implementing voter districts in Scottsdale

“Why would ‘they’ cram tall buildings and four-story apartments, ruining the character of Scottsdale?” “Increased …

Dr. Katz: A healthy lifestyle will be best defense against coronavirus threat

Coronavirus is on the verge of being the next worldwide pandemic. Thousands of people, mostly in China, have contracted the virus. …

Janik: Scottsdale shows good judgment on signage issue

I was one of 50-plus people in attendance at the City of Scottsdale community outreach meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Grayhawk …
SCOTTSDALE EDUCATION
Scottsdale Neighbors

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 and to celebrate this global event, the City of Scottsdale is hosting a youth art contest. Scottsdale students are invited to …

Author Lisa Heartman recently published her first romantic suspense novel set in the Valley, “High Heels and Handguns.” Book one in a series about a bodyguard named Kate Howard, the …
Described as the “world’s fastest female motorcycle racer,” Valerie Thompson plans to break new speed records on four wheels with dual-engine Treit and Davenport Streamliner in Australia.
Sixteen-year-old Trent Josiah Huizar is unlike many youths his age as he captures stories about people worldwide while uniting with them through language.
The annual Dine With Your Dog brunch on Feb. 8 was a resounding success for Valley pups and their companions, raising $131,000 plus an additional donation by a generous donor raised the total to more …
Scottsdale Business
BASKETBALL

Phoenix Suns selling packages of reimagined Talking Stick Resort Arena

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns revealed renderings and details of the planned transformation of Talking Stick Resort Arena during an event at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Suns Managing …

Discount Tire, TGen partner for health screenings

Discount Tire and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) recently announced phase II of a genetic-based screening pilot wellness trial for five of the most common types of cancer: breast, colorectal, melanoma, pancreas and prostate.

OneAZ Credit Union announces retirement of president, CEO Dave Doss

OneAZ Credit Union’s Board of Directors announced that President and CEO Dave Doss, a north Scottsdale resident, recently retired. Since joining OneAZ in early 2005, Mr. Doss led the credit …

French Designer Jeweler debuts ring invitational March-April

French Designer Jeweler, 7148 E. Main St. in the Scottsdale Arts District, announces The Ring Invitational taking place from Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, April 5.

AZBIZCON to hold free small business expo in March

The Arizona Small Business Association will present its free AZBizCon Expo and Education, 1-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at Venue8600, 8600 E. Anderson Drive in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Entertainment
Salt River Fields is at 7555 N. Pima Road on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Salt River Fields to include new features, memorial

The Arizona Diamondbacks will play the Colorado Rockies Saturday, Feb. 22 at Salt River Fields for the first Spring Training game of …
The 2020 Founders Cup, which Volvik is the title sponsor, will be March 16-22 at Wildfire Golf Club in north Phoenix,

Volvik named 2020 title sponsor for LPGA Founders Cup

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) recently announced Volvik, the golf ball manufacturer, has signed on to become the …
"Ziggy's Sister" is an anonymously-donated sculpture that will sit outside Scottsdale Artists' School.

New sculpture dedication slated for Scottsdale Artists’ School

Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale Arts and the City of Scottsdale will dedicate a newly donated sculpture at 10 a.m. Saturday, …

Scottsdale Philharmonic announces programs for two, free spring concerts

The Scottsdale Philharmonic has announced the programs for its upcoming spring concerts to be held on Sundays, March 22 and May 17, at …

Southwestern Golf Association unveils new logo, participants

The Southwestern Golf Association announces its new Sombrero logo starting with the 105th Southwestern Amateur tournament, June 17-20, …
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